Hive Fashion is a program in which members of the Hive Learning Network (a LeRockBox Non-Profit organization) in w Chicago and w New York City partner with industry professionals to give high school-age teens the transformative learning experience that comes from bringing personally meaningful ideas to life through creative design and production.
Hive Fashion marks the first theme-based, cross-network approach to program development for Hive Learning Network, and is guided by the principles of wConnected Learning. Hive member organizations in Chicago and NYC will collaborate to design and implement engaging learning experiences that offer youth new skills, digital badges for their achievements, and preparation for future learning and career opportunities.
Key outcomes for Hive Fashion include:
- A Hive Fashion apparel line designed and created by Hive youth and displayed prominently in New York, Chicago, and beyond.
- Youth-led events such as runway shows and screenings to celebrate both fashion and documentary creations.
- A rich database of how-to guides and curricular resources to guide the teaching and learning of skills necessary for success in the fashion world.
- A digital badging system to recognize growth and achievement.
Street-Level Youth Media - Chicago
SL Fashion produces multimedia explorations of creative expression, identity, and community.
New York Public Library
YOUmedia @ Chicago Public Library
YMCA of Greater New York
YMCA of Greater New York has created their own Hive Fashion project called DEFYNE. Through DEFYNE teens use recycled textiles and materials for their sustainable eco-friendly designs.
Northwestern University - Chicago
Re-Fashioning STEAM develops five new fashion-themed challenges for FUSE, a network of teen-centered studios dedicated to challenge-based, collaborative exploration of science, tech, engineering, arts/design, and math.
DreamYard Project - NYC
Fashion Studio, which builds off this recent summer fashion intensive, blends creative expression and critical history with computationally programmable designs.
YMCA Metro Chicago
Y Fashion Crew
The Y will leverage and rebrand its Black & Latino Achievers program to build toward a teen brand from logo to apparel.
Brooklyn Public Library – NYC
What We Wear
What We Wear explores Brooklyn Hip Hop fashion through digital photography and style blogging, and will follow the library’s first major fashion exhibition and program series, Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look.
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum - NYC
Build A Brand
Cooper-Hewitt + Chris Bevans – NYC
A 24-session workshop builds fashion production skills leading to professional critiques and internships.
New York Hall of Science
Fashion Your Environment
Fashion Your Environment combines fashion and wearable technology to broadcast environmental data.
Yollocalli Arts Reach - Chicago
Oh Snap, Represent fills a void in fashion through street-wear documentation from a teen perspective.
Eyebeam – NYC
Fashion Game Arcade
Wearable tech becomes game controllers showcased in a teen-created Fashion Game Arcade, which builds on a recent grant awarded by the Rockefeller Foundation.